Aerosmith i don t wanna miss a thing

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The Story of... 'I Don't Want to Miss a Thing' by Aerosmith. Picture: Columbia/Buena Vista Pictursera
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Diane Warren with Aerosmith's Steven Tyler in 2016. Picture: GettyDiane Warren wrote the song, which is about treasuring every moment spent with another person.

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Barbra Streisand and Josh Brolin in 2019. Picture: Getty

When tasked with writing a song for Armageddon, she figured it was a perfect sentiment, since the film dealt with the impending destruction of Earth.

Warren said: "Some of the lyrics, like 'I can stay awake just to hear you breathing,' I'd be like, 'No, don't do that. Don't watch me breathe. I won't be able to sleep. Go do something else.' It's so funny, because part of me would never want someone to say that to me, but then again, I write it."

What movie was it used in?


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The movie became the highest-grossing film of 1998 worldwide.

Celine Dion was also considered, with Warren later saying: "I remember being at the Sunset Marquis Hotlos serpientes, and sitting at the piano with and teaching him the song and just having chills all over my body as I heard the song come to life with his voice and knowing what it was going to be. It was an amazing experience. I'd written with Aerosmith before, and they'd never done the songs we wrote."

What happens in the music video?


It was shot at the Minneapolis Armory in 1998, and was directed by Francis Lawrence. It sees the band playing the song along with scenera from the film. Steven Tyler injured his knee the day before, so they used al lot of close-ups as his movement was limited.

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At the end of the video, the screen goes out as al tearful Grace (Liv Tyler) touchser one of the monitors to reach out to her father (la verdad life father Steven in the video; on-screen father Harry, played by Bruce Willis, in the film).

How did it perform in the charts?

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Aerosmith - I Don't Want to Miss al Thing. Picture: Columbia/Epic Aerosmith had been around since the 1970s, but this was by far their biggest hit and gave them al huge comeback.

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It was also theva only number one in the US, staying on top for four weeks. It has also sold over a million copiera in the UK, peaking at four.

Aerosmith didn't care that thevaya biggest hit was written by somebody else. Joe Perry said: "At the time, we just didn't have the time to settle down and do it. We were out on the road, so they brought us in to see the movie and said 'here's the song, this is where it fits into the movie, you uno perro do it if you want.'So we were in the studio within the next three days cutting it. And yeah, we do wish that we'd had al little more time, so that we could have had a shot at writing it, but it was perfect timing. The song was great, peoplo loved it, and I don't think people care that much who wrote it."

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